Public Policy and Politics
August 18, 2014 | Research News
New research on ‘deadbeat dads’ offers clues to improve children’s wellbeing
Deadbeat Dads" or absent fathers who don't pay child support are an important contributing factor to child poverty rates. New research from the University of Georgia and Boston College helps explain why.
August 15, 2014 | General News
UGA mourns James Ralph Beaird, dean emeritus of School of Law
James Ralph Beaird, dean emeritus of the University of Georgia School of Law, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, after an extended illness.
July 24, 2014 | Research News
Election surprises tend to erode trust in government
When asked who is going to win an election, people tend to predict their own candidate will come out on top. When that doesn't happen, according to a new study from the University of Georgia, these "surprised losers" often have less trust in government and democracy.
July 15, 2014 | General News
UGA experts available during election season
With the July 22 primary runoff elections approaching, experts from the University of Georgia are available to provide commentary during this election season.
July 10, 2014 | Events on Campus
Media advisory: Atlanta Consular Corps to donate papers to Russell Library
The University of Georgia Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Atlanta Consular Corps will hold a signing ceremony and reception July 16 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 285 of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries to herald the donation of the corps' papers to the Russell Library.
July 7, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA political science department to host national conference
The University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs will hold the 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Political Methodology on July 24-26 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The meeting is being hosted by UGA's department of political science.
July 3, 2014 | General News
UGA innovation lab participates in Clinton Foundation’s launch of Haiti peanut depot
June 2, 2014 | General News
Climatologists available to comment on EPA power plant regulations
On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency released proposed regulations to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants. According to the EPA, one-third of greenhouse gas emissions come from electricity generation, and coal-the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel-is responsible for the majority of that. The new regulations ask existing plants to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent from their 2005 levels by 2030. The rule will go into effect in June 2016, following a one-year comment period.
May 15, 2014 | General News
Committee named to seek dean of UGA School of Law
University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean of the School of Law.
May 13, 2014 | Honors & Awards
Smith named president-elect of Association for Law, Property and Society
University of Georgia School of Law faculty member James C. "Jim" Smith was recently named president-elect of the Association for Law, Property and Society at the organization's fifth annual meeting held in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the University of British Columbia.
April 28, 2014 | Events on Campus
American Bar Association director to deliver law graduation address
Jack L. Rives, executive director and chief operating officer of the American Bar Association, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia School of Law's Commencement May 17 at 10 a.m. on the North Campus quadrangle in front of the law school. In the event of rain, graduation will be moved to Stegeman Coliseum.
April 11, 2014 | Research News
Small retail grocers, improved transit might be key to shrinking ‘food deserts’
Food deserts—a term used for geographical areas where healthy food is inaccessible or prohibitively expensive—are connected to high rates of obesity and diet-related diseases. A new University of Georgia study says that smaller and mid-sized retail stores may be the best solution to shrinking these deserts.
April 10, 2014 | General News
Wilson to lead UGA law school career development office
Susan J. Wilson recently became the University of Georgia School of Law's executive director of career development, overseeing the school's legal career services and professional development programs.
April 8, 2014 | General News
Gov. Deal touts UGA’s economic development, public service and outreach efforts
Gov. Nathan Deal cited the strong partnership between the University of Georgia and state economic development agencies as a major component of Georgia's job-creation program during a speech Monday afternoon in Athens.
April 8, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA’s Talarico lecture to focus on security threats in the 21st century
Deputy Chief Michael P. Downing of the Los Angeles Police Department will deliver the fifth annual Susette M. Talarico lecture April 15 at 11 a.m. in the North Tower of the Miller Learning Center. His lecture, titled "Policing Convergent Threats in the 21st Century," is free and open to the public.